Intense DH Comp 50 Older Tires

4.5/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $50.00


Product Description

Intense DH Comp 50


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by nh dude a Downhiller from newhampshire

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2002

Strengths:    abilitly to run low pressure and not flat... really low pressure,18psi. good tread pattern on the edge and 2.7 , huge difference in traction braking turning, while racing down hills that are wet and muddy in comparison to other tires.

Weaknesses:    heavier than other DH tires but worth the wieght for the improved traction.wear out to fast if used everyday.

Bottom Line:   
these tires are excellent for nasty terrain. the soft rubber compound and super tough sidewalls = traction that is second to none.racing with these tires is a dream, you dont need to second guess there abilities, they allow you to worry about other things like, the trail.

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Favorite Trail:   mine

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   cost

Similar Products Used:   tioga 2.3's

Bike Setup:   sixxer,bomber and flats. 2.7 front 2.35 edge rear.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by atomkinder a Weekend Warrior from La Crescenta, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2001

Strengths:    - Great sale price for DH tires
- Reinforced sidewalls require minimal tire pressure
- Ultra soft 50 durometer = excellent grip and added shock absorption
- Sure as hell beats the WTB Motoraptors which were stock issue on my SC Bullit


Weaknesses:    - Wear factor is great (Duh, it is a very soft compound)

Bottom Line:   
Like I mentioned earlier, the sale price was probably the only reason why I bought these.

The knobs are very soft and pliable - traction is amazing. However, it took me a couple of runs to become accustomed to the tires - the bike, tires specifically, give an initial "twitchy" feeling when tracking through ruts or making sharper turns. Once I realized that the bit of give was just the knobs max-ing out in their flex, I was happily surprised to find myself making tighter turns and faster speeds than ever before without loss of traction.

The reinforced sidewalls not only help prevent pinch-flats but also substantially soak up hits and bumps when flying down a hill or fire road. I don't recommend using a set of plastic tire levers with these - straight out aluminum levers from you local MotoX shop.

The tires and DH tubes did add some weight to my Freeride SC Bullit - totaling at 40lbs but the downhill and single-track rides are much more enjoyable.

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Favorite Trail:   too many to pick one

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $29.00

Purchased At:   WheelWorld in Culver City, CA

Similar Products Used:   Nokian Gazzaloddis - Jr and S

Bike Setup:   2001 Santa Cruz Bullit w/Freeride Package
Marzocchi Z1 MCR
Intense DH 50 tires - 2.7" front, 2.35" rear

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by J a Downhiller from bc

Date Reviewed: January 14, 2001

Strengths:    amazing grip on everything except rocks
stroong sidewalls
running 18 psi in winter 25 in summer


Weaknesses:    wears fast
rolls over fairly easy on rocks


Bottom Line:   
best front tire, only one i will ever use except for the 60 for harder courses, if u doont mind spending lots o cash replacing tires there sure do roule

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   everything

Bike Setup:   norco team dh

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Racer X a Racer from Berkeley, CA

Date Reviewed: December 21, 1999

Strengths:    
Corner extremely well, always predictable, grip on almost everything, and over roots, they are freakin amazing


Weaknesses:    
wear within a couple races, SUCK in leaves, but all tires do


Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is this, These Tires Freakin FLy. They corner like a dream, and they are so damn predictable in all conditions, EXCEPT LEAVES, where they fly all over. Tight fit on my rear end, but by far the best tires I have ridden in a while, just be ready to buy a couple pairs

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Favorite Trail:   
SideO

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
IRC, Tioga, WTB, Michelin, etc etc


Bike Setup:   
Santa Cruz Super 8, X-Vert Carbon, D321's on Hugi's, RaceFace cranks, XTR

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by KevinB a Cross-Country Rider from SanJose, Ca

Date Reviewed: September 17, 1999

Strengths:    
Great Traction


Weaknesses:    
Cost, weight


Bottom Line:   
They are a little tight in this frame, but I was able to get them to work w/o rubbing. They are downhill tires and a little heavy, but I don't notice it any more. The knobs wear down quickly if you skid on rough terrain. This is my fault though. They don't corner as well as I would like, but I am satisfied overall. I put them on Mavic d571s which made a lot of difference. The tires are too massive for lightweight rims. Buy some nice beefy rims if your going to purchase some! Have had no flats since I bought them. They are a little hard to get on/off until you get the hang of i t . You will feel in control and
confident on steep stuff.

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Favorite Trail:   
Soquel, Skaggs, HenryCoe

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Bike Setup:   
98 Klein Comp stock w/
minor adjustments

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by adam a Downhiller from ontario

Date Reviewed: August 27, 1999

Strengths:    
Control, The yellow logo


Weaknesses:    
they wear fast


Bottom Line:   
these tires rock!! The let you take corners at fast speeds and allow you to have fun on jumps Best DH tires ever!!

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Favorite Trail:   
homer

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
IRC missle and KUJO


Bike Setup:   
trek 8500 stock

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